Allie Graham

Born in Sydney in 1995, Allie is a Sydney based dancer who began her dance training and developed a passion for classical, contemporary and jazz dance at the ‘Glenda Yee School of Dance’ and ‘Brent Street Studios’.

In 2013, Allie was awarded 2nd in the State in the Higher School Certificate Dance Examination and was subsequently invited to perform her contemporary Core Composition, ‘The Road Not Taken’, in ‘Callback’ at Sydney’s Seymour Centre and in the Art Gallery of NSW’s “Art After Hours Program” in February, 2014.

Allie further explored her love of contemporary dance at Ev & Bow Full-time Dance Training Centre in Kirrawee from 2014-2015 under the guidance of Lisa Bowmer and Sarah Boulter-Evans. Graduating in 2015, a major highlight of her training was working with established artists: Adam Blanch (SDCo); ‘Cirque du Soleil’s’ Eira Glover in her works, “Sois completement toi” and “Comme passion” and Jessica Hesketh’s (ADT), ‘Moda’ at the Bangarra Dance Theatre.

In 2016, Allie joined the ‘Sydney Dance Company’s Pre Professional Year’ on a full scholarship from Mary Zuber. She performed at Carriageworks in ’PPY Revealed’ in the works of renowned dancer/ choreographers: Thomas Bradley - ‘Corporare’; Zachary Lopez - ‘Like a Salmon in the Sahara’; Kristina Chan – ‘Pacific’ and in an excerpt from Rafael Bonachela’s piece, ‘2One Another ‘.

During 2016, Allie was also invited to work with Sydney based dancer and choreographer, Omer Backley-Astrachan,('Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company 2' & the ‘Idan Cohen Dance Company’) performing his 15 minute solo work, ‘Valley’ at the Sydney Fringe Festival in September of the same year. Within its creative development, Allie worked with Backley-Astrachan at his Bundanon Trust Residency and performed ‘Valley’ at ‘Catapult Dance’ in Newcastle.

In 2016, Allie performed in a series of short performances, ‘Momentum’, restaged from the Art Gallery NSW to the Parramatta Lanes Festival under the direction of interdisciplinary artist, Kay Armstrong, physical theatre performer and dancer, Natalie Ayton and collaborating with ‘Sunnyfield Disability’ artists.

 

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